Miniature Spruce Root Berry Gathering Basket Earrings By Skidegate Artist Dolly Garza
1.5 cm in width by 5cm in length (including hook)
I am a Haida/Tlingit weaver and a textile artist. I weave spruce root baskets and hats, cedar bark, and wool ravens tail and Chilkat. I also sew Haida/Tlingit designs on fabric scarves, collars, etc. using applique.
I was born in Ketchikan Alaska and moved to Canada about 10 years ago.
I love weaving spruce roots, the harvesting and processing and turning them into something beautiful. I am fortunate to live where good spruce roots are available.
I have loved sewing since I was a child and used to stand and watch my mom create our clothes on her old singer. I enjoy making usable art.
Ravens Tail and Chilkat weaving are both a challenge and take time. Creating cultural regalia and usable pieces that will be used is magical.